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How to Organize Your Garden with a Planting Plan

Updated on October 24, 2013

Organizing a garden has been a major problem for those with a desire of planting their own flowers, trees, vegetables, or any other kind of garden. Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790) said: "Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." From the visit to Missouri and Iowa, this hub will show some lessons.

First of all, anyone can organize a garden. The key is to plant with a plan. Marketing has taken care of this plan; it just seems that they belong to a magazine page or a well done book. The vegetables, the leaves and all the planting matter such as gardening tools, are part of an unreal luxurious and photo-shop look.

Here in Puerto Rico, a variety of natural plantations are seen and well cared for. When it is about one or two living together, the work involved in a garden demands tasks and dedication, that is why a planting plan is necessary, to have beautiful gardens seen at:

What was seen, and the pictures taken in Missouri and Iowa were part of being involved in a reality that encouraged to organize a garden with a planting plan. It is simple enough to start one.

1- Providing for garden necessities

Real juicy strawberries
Real juicy strawberries | Source
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Planting plan

Planting requires space, tools and invention. Investing unnecessary amounts of money favors the loss of garden faith by the frustration of failures. Starting brings mistakes, but it surely brings experience. Don't lose faith and try to be creative dealing with the planting plan. The first step is to know that the plan will provide garden necessities by:

  • Designing a realistic garden with the space owned
  • Making a list of the tools needed (an inventory of own tools keep unnecessary investments)
  • Studying about the planting requirements such as sun, temperature, watering and soil conditions.

2- The need of water

Water line to sprinkle the plants
Water line to sprinkle the plants | Source

Running a line of water

A water line

The need of water is indispensable for any life, so one of your first steps is to know how will that necessity be provided. There are many ways to do so, this is an individual choice. The one shown in the picture is an excellent idea. This person runs a water line. This is convenient if time, or space is limited to be running around with a bucket or a hose.

3- Fertilizing the soil

A homemade compost
A homemade compost | Source

A homemade compost

Compost is organic material that can be used as a soil amendment or as a medium to grow plants. Help eliminate chemical fertilizers to your garden by making your own compost. From garbage to garden, homemade compost is a great soil conditioner and plant food. Consider the following steps to make a homemade compost:

  1. Find the right sunny location
  2. Build the compost bin
  3. Add organic wastes having an equal mix of green and woody waste
  4. Wait until the mixture turns brown, crumbling, and slightly sweet smelling

4- Designing with realistic space

A raised bed garden
A raised bed garden | Source

Let them grow free


A garden anywhere

If the desire and time is available a garden is made anywhere. The truth is that a bit of creativity may offer the joy of reaping the harvest. A garden is made anywhere by using hangers, pots and a variety of climbers.

Leviticus 19:9-11

And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field, neither shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest. And you shall not glean your vineyard, neither shall you gather every grape of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and stranger: I am the LORD your God. You shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.

Space limited tomato plant hanger

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Save money by making garden utilities

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A healthy backyard garden

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sweat peas | Source
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A man reaps what he sows

These days food is almost untrusted, with the pesticide used, and all the uncovered news about unhealthy food products. Mainly, for this reason it is a necessity as part of own welfare to start organizing our own planting garden plan. We have a Spirit, Soul and Body that requires good care.

2 Corinthians 9:6

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

Blessings to all!

© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

How To Be A Gardener

© 2013 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill


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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Hello Thelma Alberts , thanks for your visit. I will love to read your garden hub. We all need to start a vegetable garden to eat good food and because of economy issues.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      This is a great advice. I´m planning to have a vegetable garden in our backyard and it´s time for me to do the planning. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and useful.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Jackie Lynnley thanks! It is hard to be organized but not impossible. Besides, there is nothing wrong with it. The thing is that we all should start a garden.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      billybuc thanks for reading. It might have been a visual disaster but you dared to start one. I would love to see a hub from what you will do now.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      This is great. I love looking at things like this and I wish i could be so organized! Voting up.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Great suggestions, Maria. I am the first to admit we started out with no plan and it was a visual disaster. LOL Now we are slowly working on a master plan and the benefits are numerous.

      Have a great weekend my friend.

      blessings always


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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Your inner feelings are focusing...great!!

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      Greg Boudonck 4 years ago from Will soon return to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      I get this inner feeling that this hub is trying to push me into planting more stuff. LOL.

      Great one honey!